Chris Simon

Chris Simon has been a award-winning documentary filmmaker for more than 25 years. After producing (as well as doing sound and editing) for renown documentary filmmaker Les Blank for 15 years, she started her own company, Sageland Media. Her independent documentaries include: Red Alexander: Shipwright and Folk Artist, Down an Old Road: The Poetic Life of Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, which explores the vision of poet Wilma McDaniel and the Dust Bowl Migrant culture she came from; My Canyonlands about Utah’s modern John Muir, Kent Frost; and most her most recent, I Hear What You See: The Old-Time World of Kenny Hall, a portrait of the legendary blind mandolin player and his music. Chris’ work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the California and Utah Humanities Councils and numerous private foundations. She can be contacted at [email protected].